Boston may be known for its con­cen­tra­tion of top-​​notch col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. ButRalph C. Martin II, the gen­eral counsel at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, wor­ries about the reper­cus­sions if city offi­cials take that posi­tion for granted. Stu­dents flock to Boston today, Martin said, but there’s no guar­antee that will continue.

In order for (higher edu­ca­tion) to con­tinue to be a driver of the local and state economy, we can’t afford to just assume that Boston is going to be the kind of place that con­tinues to attract stu­dents from around the state, around the country and around the world,” Martin said.

Martin came to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity after a career in the public and pri­vate sector. He served as Suf­folk County’s dis­trict attorney from 1992 until 2002. He later joined Bingham McCutchen and was named man­aging partner in 2008. He was one of the few African Amer­i­cans in leading roles at major law firms in Boston.

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